New York, NY The Institute for Public Relations (IPR) is excited to welcome 16 new members to IPR ELEVATE, a diverse and select membership community of high-achieving leaders who are catalysts for growth, change, and innovation through the support of the insights-focused mission of IPR.

“We are excited to welcome this new cohort of exceptional members whose diverse backgrounds and experience will bring even more insights and value to IPR ELEVATE,” said Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., President & CEO of the Institute for Public Relations. “We are looking forward to seeing how IPR ELEVATE continues to grow and evolve in 2024.”

This year, IPR will host the second annual Ascend with ELEVATE forum on September 12 at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. This forum will feature an incredible lineup of interactive sessions centered around leadership and career growth. To learn more, visit the IPR ELEVATE events webpage here. 

Launched in 2022, IPR ELEVATE has grown to 50 members with the addition of these communications leaders. The next deadline for applications is on June 7, 2024. In April 2024, IPR launched IPR NEXT for professionals with less than 10 years experience focused on career development and mentorship.

IPR ELEVATE consists of accomplished communication professionals at mid- and senior-level positions who have at least 10 years of experience across various industries and backgrounds. The IPR ELEVATE Committee, comprising esteemed communication executives from the IPR Board, approves new IPR ELEVATE members.

As IPR ELEVATE members, these leaders will gain access to cutting-edge research, in-person and virtual events, and valuable opportunities for learning, networking, and mentorship with IPR Trustees. They will also contribute to IPR Commissions or Centers of Excellence, as well as designated committees or task forces.

Application and Nomination Forms for IPR ELEVATE:

Membership applications for IPR ELEVATE are available on the IPR website at Membership is $3500 annually ($1750 for nonprofit organizations) for a two-year renewable term.

Nominations can also be supported by a member of the IPR community. For more information, visit or contact Tina McCorkindale at

About the Institute for Public Relations
The Institute for Public Relations is an independent, nonprofit research foundation dedicated to fostering greater use of research and research-based knowledge in corporate communication and the public relations practice. IPR is dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations.  IPR provides timely insights and applied intelligence that professionals can put to immediate use. All research, including a weekly research letter, is available for free at


Brittany Higginbotham
Communications & Outreach Manager
Institute for Public Relations

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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